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Edwin Ruthven Weeks

humanitarian

Edwin Ruthven Weeks, American humanitarian. awarded medal “For Humanity,” by Mass. member firm of Weeks & Kendall, 1902.; Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers; member American Academy Political and Social Science. President Humane Society of Kansas City; member Civil Service Reform Association; member Jury of Awards, St. Louis Exposition, 1890.

Background

Weeks, Edwin Ruthven was born on December 25, 1855 in Westfield, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Joseph Van Rensselaer and Imogene (Cookson) Weeks.

Education

Phillips Exeter Academy, N.H., 1881.

Career

Superintendent, manager, general manager Vice-President (at all times managing director), Kansas City Electric Light Company and Edison Electric Light & Power Company of Kansas City, Missoury, 1882-1900. During same period also construction engineering for many interests. Sold electric light and power properties of Kansas City, 1900.

Practiced alone as construction engineering, 1900-1902. Became senior member firm of Weeks & Kendall, 1902.

Works

  • Author of many public addresses and articles in scientific and popular publications.

Membership

Member firm of Weeks & Kendall, 1902. Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers; member American Academy Political and Social Science.

President Humane Society of Kansas City. Member Civil Service Reform Association. Member Jury of Awards, St. Louis Exposition, 1890.

Connections

Married Mary Hezlep Harmon, December 24, 1882.

father:
Joseph Van Rensselaer Weeks

mother:
Imogene (Cookson) Weeks

spouse:
Mary Hezlep Harmon